Sittin' And Thinkin'

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I got loaded last night on a bottle of gin
And I had a fight with my best girlfriend
When I'm drinkin' I am nobody's friend
So please baby wait for me until they let me out again

I know the same thing has happened before
And each time it happens, I hate it more and more
When I'm drinkin' I am nobody's friend
So please baby wait for me until they let me out again

I spent a whole lotta time sittin' and thinkin'
Sittin' and just thinkin' 'bout you
If I didn't spend so much time sittin' and drinkin'
We'd still have the love I thought we knew

I won't promise the same thing won't happen again
But I can promise, it'll be a long, long time till then
'Cause when I'm drinkin' I am nobody's friend
So please baby wait for me until they let me out again

Sittin' And Thinkin'
Written byCharlie Rich
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byBilly Sherrill
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
John McFee - guitar
Tommy Millar - fiddle
Nashville Edition - backing vocals
RecordedMay 18-29, 1981, CBS Studio A, Nashville
ReleasedOctober 23, 1981
AlbumsAlmost Blue, 1981
PromosElvis Costello Introduces... The Tracks From His New Album 'Almost Blue', 1981
Length3:00

First known performance:
July 30, 1981, Aberdeen, Scotland
Last known performance:
March 17, 2005, Tulsa, OK
     (10 known performances)


Alternate versions

Sittin' And Thinkin' (Live 1981)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
John McFee - guitar
RecordedJuly 30, 1981, Aberdeen, Scotland
ReleasedAugust 30, 1994
AlbumsAlmost Blue (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1994
Almost Blue (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2004
PromosHighlights From Almost Blue & Imperial Bedroom, 1994
Length2:51
Almost BlueAB album cover large.jpg

Elvis Costello Introduces... The Tracks From His New Album 'Almost Blue'Elvis Costello Introduces The Tracks From His New Album Almost Blue album cover.jpg


Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Charlie Rich  1960
 Ray Price  1962

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